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May 23, 2019

Agriculture in an Era of Climate Change

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In 2007, we watched our creek dry up. I will never forget seeing the drying, algae-glutted pools, with dead fish – golden perch, eel-tailed catfish, and Murray cod, some up to thirty inches long – lying belly-up; the eroded, crumbling banks; no flow...

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April 9, 2019

They Are Us: Lessons from Christchurch

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The eyes of the world turned to Christchurch, New Zealand, in the aftermath of the deadly mosque shootings on March 15 that claimed fifty lives and injured as many others. All of us struggled to comprehend how such an act of hatred could be...

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February 26, 2019

Lessons from Drought and Fire: Choosing Hope over Fear

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But as this present drought drags on and fires threaten, it’s easy to feel your courage sinking along with the float on the rain tank that holds our precious drinking water. When you take the clean sheets off the line and they smell more like smoke...

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January 14, 2019

The Best Marriage Advice We Ever Received

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Later in the evening, the mood grew more reflective as guests were invited to impart words of wisdom and encouragement to the prospective bride and groom. Chris and I hadn’t prepared a joint contribution – we’d talked vaguely of performing an...

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